Mexico still without manager as FMF reshuffles executives

A number of directors are changing roles, but the FMF is yet to make an offer to a manager for the vacant national team job.

The Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF), Mexico's FA, made several personnel announcements Monday, but one top position remains vacant - the men's national team manager.

With friendly matches against Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina approaching, Decio Di Maria, the FMF president, said the governing body is working to find a new coach to institute a long-term project but would also consider bringing in an interim.

"The goal is to be able to have the coaching staff set to start the process with the first two matches in September," Di Maria said at a news conference Monday. "It's not our goal to have an interim manager, but we're also not saying we wouldn't if we haven't solidified the process we're working on."

Mexico won the Gold Cup but fired manager Miguel Herrera shortly after because the former Club America boss was involved in a physical altercation with a commentator the morning after the triumph.

News recently filtered out of Spain that goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and midfielder Jonathan dos Santos had been selected for the September matches, and FMF officials clarified that the organization had made the calls for the matches with Hector Gonzalez Inarritu still acting as director of national teams. That position has been split into two different rules.

Under the restructuring Gonzalez Inarritu will serve as president of the refereeing committee while Santiago Banos, who worked on Herrera's staff, will be sporting director for national teams. Fernando Cerrilla, previously the FMF's general secretary, steps into the role of operating director of national teams. Guillermo Cantu is the new general secretary.

Cantu said Monday that the FMF is yet to make a formal offer to a manager. Reports, which were not negated when brought up to FMF officials, indicate the federation is operating with Marcelo Bielsa and Ricardo La Volpe as its top candidates.